Miranda IM - Home of the Miranda IM client. Small but packs a punch

Posted: 12/28/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Want a small lightweight program to talk to all your friends in? Ever looked at Miranda? It is a small program where you can do this< I think you can in Trillion also but this little thing also works great and hardly uses any kind of resources I been using about two weeks now with no problems with it so far I can talk to my friends in Yahoo and at the same time talk to others in AIM.

Miranda includes support for AIM, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo, Gadu-Gadu and more. Additionally, with the choice of hundreds of plugins, icons, sounds and other content, Miranda IM gives you the ability to modify, customize and extend functionality to make it your own.

Miranda IM - Home of the Miranda IM client. Smaller, Faster, Easier

High Resolution Widescreen Wallpapers, very nice on the desktop

Posted: 12/27/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

Some nice backgrounds for your desktop here in many sizes, here are a few to check out or click the last link and browse them all nice wallpaper, place has some neat widescreen wall paper, I am using wonderland on my widescreen looks good but all do, each thumbnail has a link to direct page, the link at bottom is to the main page site.

link to the first one; Wonderland


link to the second one; Positive Energy

link to third one; Last One Standing


link to fourth one; Winter


High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers

Take Ownership Explorer Right Click Menu In Vista

Posted: 12/26/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

This is a little zip that modifies the registry, ever try to get rid of a file in vista and not be able to you get this thing about no permission even if you are running as administrator? I had a problem with Adobe anyway ended up with two of them on this machine and try to delete it and this was not showing up in the uninstall programs either I was able to uninstall one of them but the other lagged and insisted on staying, so I began the task of trying to delete it, no dice, so I booted up in safe mode and try to get rid of it, still no dice.

Finally I goggled for an answer and came up with many including the safe mode which I had already tried to no avail and much frustration when I was ready almost of trying different things of getting rid of this I ran into this site and ran this reg file that  that allows a take ownership of the file just using a right click on it, now always be careful when doing this reg change all I am saying is I did it and no ill affects as of yet, anyway I right clicked the insist on staying Adobe and took ownership and puff I got rid of it.

Just extract the zip file to a folder and double click it and follow the prompts it also has a undo reg with it to however I don't think I will ever undo it, take ownership of the files on your computer and if the file is dug into your machine refusing to leave tear it loose with this feature. I left the file in the waste basket and will not get rid of it entirely for a while to see if any affects comes of it, Happy New Year everyone and cheers.


Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Vista :: the How-To Geek


This free one I tried out, converted mp-3 to wav to burn audio CD, there is quite a few out there I have tried some of them but this one worked well for me. It will accept up to 25 files at one time, came out very good for me clear and no noise that is good, after this conversion when I dragged the files to media player to burn it showed error, on each one I clicked burn little window came up about skip and I did not skip just click cancel and the little error went away, untill I got the cd filled then burn kick in by itself and burned to cd. I am using Memorex Black CD-R, so I did get problems from media player but the bottom line is it finally worked, this free converter worked good for me.


Download Mp3 File Editor - id3 mp3 tag editor, Lyred - lyrics and karaoke editor, mp3 to wav converter, playlist manager or DataMPX mp3 organizer of mp3 music collection.

The glowing nose created the perfect hunt

Posted: 12/24/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

  Rolling on the floor



CryptLoad - The Next Generation of One-Click-Hoster Downloader

Posted: 12/22/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Here is a neat little tool for you and it free also, if you have not heard of it yet go over to their page and check it now, ever get the notion to download you some DVD's?; Just like Ronco, "set it and forget it."Party

Welcome to the home of CryptLoad!

CryptLoad exists for more than a year now. It offers you a comfortable possibility to download from One-Click-Hosters like rapidshare.com and also from regular sites.

The next version of CryptLoad is worked on. It will have new features and won't be hungry for system resources, while running stable and unnoticeable on your machine. Unlike 1.0, 2.0 will not only be available for Windows, but also for Linux and Mac OS. Possibly there will be a version for the PS3 too, we will see.

Have fun!

CryptLoad Features

  • Downloading from One-Click-Hosters
  • Decrypt Services
  • Many plug-ins
  • Intelligent download management
  • Parallel downloads
  • Part downloading
  • automatic router-reconnect
  • Files are ordered in packages
  • Supporting CCF, DLC and RSDF container files
  • Captcha recgonition
  • Integrated Update-System
  • Clipboard monitoring for fast link adding
  • Possibility to shutdown the computer after downloads are finished
  • Automatic extraction of downloaded archives

CryptLoad - The Next Generation of One-Click-Hoster Downloader

EnhanceIE.com - Internet Explorer Tweaks,Hide the IE search Bar

Posted: 12/21/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

Did you ever want to hide that search bar on IE-7? It will be on IE-8 also, maybe you wanted to dowwnload the Google toolbar like I did or Yahoo toolbar and you don't want that other one up on the right cluttering up things, sure looks better on mine without it, you can manually go into the registry and hide the thing or download this little registry add and let it do it for you. On this page right down below the UI Tweaks you will see a hide IE-7's search box, download it along with the link next to it says undo, in case you want to undo it and make it reappear,  in Vista open up the little hide IE7's search box and click run, the other infamous pop-up will come up and click continue that's it.

I have tried this myself and it worked, but try it at your risk you know how I am at trying things that should work all I'm saying is it worked for me without a hitch and now my vista IE-7 looks great with just my Google toolbar there and the other little one out of the way, I prefer the downloaded Google toolbar with it's feature's than the little multi-bar, here is my screen shot of it; see no little toolbar in the way;


EnhanceIE.com - Internet Explorer Tweaks

A BeTaMaXMaS - Mickey's Christmas Carol Pt 3

Posted: 12/18/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Want to watch some retro 80's T.V complete with paneling background and rabbit ears you can adjust? Makes me feel a little nostalgic I like channel 33 a Christmas Carol Mickey Mouse style, very retro to say the least go and check it out.  Got the heads up from Dan over at PSFK.

A BeTaMaXMaS - Mickey's Christmas Carol Pt 3

The USB Gas Stove Cup Warmer » Coolest Gadgets

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O.K here is the gadget use your own computer to keep your coffee warm or I suppose tea or cocoa or whatever hot beverage you have on your mind, this could prove to be a very useflul little gadget if you are on the web as much as I am;
One of the most obnoxious things is when you finally decide to take a break from work to make a cup of coffee or tea. Then after you’ve brought back the steaming cup, you get wrapped up in work again and inevitably it gets cold. You don’t want to get back up to heat it, either because you’re busy or are just too lazy. Which is when a cup warmer comes in very handy. This isn’t the first cup warmer to be sold, but this one offers a retro design. That at least gives it a little more edge above the competition.

The USB Gas Stove Cup Warmer » Coolest Gadgets

Gran Speaks blog

Posted: 12/16/2008 by Floyd in

This is a quiz I found over at grans blog, she always comes up with these neat little quiz's, click on the link to try it out.

Your rainbow is shaded white and indigo.

What is says about you: You are a proud person. You appreciate quiet moments. Friends count on you for being honest and insightful. People depend on you to make them feel secure.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

Our Blogger Templates: Newest Templates

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This template just says summer, it is a nice one to, really like the templates found over at our blog templates really nice design go over and check them out,,summer is here or we can dream right?

Our Blogger Templates: Newest Templates

Serious flaw in Internet Explorer not fixed yet - Yahoo! News

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Every time I turn around I am hearing something about Internet Explorer and how subject to attacks it is this is no surprise to me really;
SAN FRANCISCO – Users of all current versions of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser might be vulnerable to having their computers hijacked because of a serious security hole in the software that had yet to be fixed Monday.
The flaw lets criminals commandeer victims' machines merely by tricking them into visiting Web sites tainted with malicious programming code. As many as 10,000 sites have been compromised since last week to exploit the browser flaw, according to antivirus software maker Trend Micro Inc.
The sites are mostly Chinese and have been serving up programs that steal passwords for computer games, which can be sold for money on the black market. However, the hole is such that it could be "adopted by more financially motivated criminals for more serious mayhem — that's a big fear right now," Paul Ferguson, a Trend Micro security researcher, said Monday.

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Serious flaw in Internet Explorer not fixed yet - Yahoo! News

Man Throws Two Shoes at Bush in Iraq

Posted: 12/14/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

BAGHDAD (Dec. 14) - On an Iraq trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the war that defines his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity when a man hurled two shoes at him during a news conference.

Bush joked himself about it later by saying it was a size 10, someone could have gotten hurt from this but watch the video, the man was kind of upset he shouted; "This is a farewell kiss, you dog!"


Man Throws Two Shoes at Bush in Iraq


Posted: 12/12/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Autumn, originally uploaded by MikeJonesPhoto.
This photo has some glorious color, like gold growing on trees, this is simply a great picture, adding it to my blog photo collection.


I added a little more to the head line as to what it should read, as I surf along the Internet I am greeted by some who think the UAW well it has just done to much for it's workers and even some article's comparing the workers salary to corporate salary, people this is all smoke and mirror's and is simply put a bunch of hog wash.

Let me continue a little further and I will give you an excerpt of this article, basically the plan was voted down and to further elaborate this is monies already allocated for re-tooling and a small diff was made up as far as I can tell for a loan to be paid back. If or when this industry collapses it is not going to be pretty and all funky dare as you have heard there are hundreds of thousands of jobs tied to the auto industry and most employing anywhere from 100 to 200 people, I am talking about the regular grunts now, I worked myself close to 21 years with a company tied to GM so I know what I'm talking here.

How many of these companies are going to go bankrupt? How many of these are going to survive this? It is a good question, the Republicans see for their part a way to try and break the UAW and they don't care how many folks they have to starve to do it.

Let's look at reality the only reason Toyota is paying it's workers a decent wage is because of the UAW, take the UAW out of the equation and see if that bubble goes down a little then.

“The consequences of the Senate Republican’ failure to act could be devastating to our economy, detrimental to workers, and destructive to the American automobile industry unless the President immediately directs Secretary Paulson to explore other short-term financial assistance options. Senator George V. Voinovich, Republican of Ohio, and a supporter of the auto rescue efforts, said: “I think it might be time for the president to step in.”

Senate Abandons Auto Bailout Bid - NYTimes.com

When shopping stay clear of doghouse items,food for thought

Posted: 12/10/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Tis the season to be shopping but just remember,beware of the DogHouse and I am sorry guys but I have to share this one with you for one it is very true.

It rain quite a lot last night

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It rain quite a lot late last night, I like it when the water comes over the big rock though, mostly it is just a small stream but after a good rain it really jumping, back of my backyard.

Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots - Windows Vista Help

Posted: 12/09/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

This is a neat little tool, I have it on quick launch now, it is a snipping tool that I can use to get screen shots with and very easy to use on the fly. If I change my template here quite a bit and the regular visitors know this, in my blog log I can grab a quick screen shot with this snipping tool and upload it to my blog log with ease, this is a nice little feature for me anyway I can update my blogs looks quite often with very little effort, try it and see how good this little item works.

Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots - Windows Vista Help

Dranesville Tavern

Posted: 12/07/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Dranesville Tavern was built in 1823. In 1865, the Alexandria Gazette described Dranesville Tavern as "one of the finest roadside inns in the State of Virginia." That tradition of excellence and hospitality continues today at this beautifully restored National Historic Landmark.

Windows Internet Explorer 8: Home page

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Downloaded the IE-8 beta 2 explorer for the 64 bit vista and seems to be working good so far, also downloaded the windows live writer, the bloggers friend. Live writer seems to be working good to this is the beta version I am going to switch back I am just trying this one out seems to be doing o.k so far.
I have used the IE-8 beta 2 on my XP but this is a first on my new computer, which scares me a little I don’t know really what will work and what won’t trial and error I suppose, keeping my fingers crossed.
Windows Internet Explorer 8: Home page

Live Writer

New computer, trying to tweak it a little

Posted: 12/06/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Got this new computer and have not been able to blog much,I have been trying it out so to speak and see what I can do without right from the start I deleted Norton, and the 60 day trial of Microsoft Office. Why you need Microsoft Office when there is Open Office Dot Org,and I can make PDF with this one not to mention a lot of other things and it is free and to me does what Office does.

Here is the computer I ended up getting it is another HP, my old Pavilion has done such a good job figure I would stay with the product, this one is so quient I don't even know it is on except to see the light, that is how quiet this unit runs. First thing I did was get rid of that annoying clicking sound from IE, in Vista,,click on start and then control panel, in control panel click on Hardware and Sound, then go to the heading of sound and click on change system sounds, go to windows explorer and set the complete navigation to none and make sure the start navagation is set to none apply and ok and no more annoying clicking sound.

I have been reading a lot of good article's on the web about what I can disable or get rid of from starting up and have been working on this, everything seems to be working fine so far no problems. Really surprises me in a way no disaster as of yet, another first thing i have done of course is to download firefox web browser, because I can't do without all the add-ons I can get with it not to mention I think it is more secure.

One of the quickest little themes for firefox vista; Whitehart Theme
Also as promised at the bottom of this page see the photostream that is incorporated into this theme I put some photo's on flikr and linked to the stream,every blog template should have this feature.

Other Reading;
Tech Republic
12 unneccessary features
Windows media center
User access control

Blogger Notes blogger template | ThemeLib

Posted: 12/01/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Here is a neat blog for today, go over to theme Lib and give it a try, this is a great looking template I did give it a try and it works great. Nice look and a little different.







Blogger Notes blogger template | ThemeLib

Blogger Buster: Free Blogger Template: Halo 01 (Minimalist, grid based design)

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This is the current template I am using at this time, and it is one of my favorites it comes from blogger buster and at the bottom it has a configurable add-on where you can use your own flickr photostream in the box, I will get pics on there later but you get the idea. I also think it kinda neat how the post information is to the side of the post has a top navigation bar and the little icon where you see the U.S flag can also be changed to what ever you want.

FireShot capture #29 - 'Within Reason' - withinreason_blogspot_com

Blogger Buster: Free Blogger Template: Halo 01 (Minimalist, grid based design)

Bush aides rush to enact rule Obama opposed,as well he should have

Posted: 11/30/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Well,when you read this article you might not be to happy with it either and it looks like they saved the best for last in this article and that is a rule that will allow coal companies to dump dirt and rock into streams. And that is not the whole of it friends,how about higher co-pays for office visits?

One rule would allow coal companies to dump rock and dirt from mountaintop mining operations into nearby streams and valleys. Another, issued last week by the Health and Human Services Department, gives states sweeping authority to charge higher co-payments for doctor’s visits, hospital care and prescription drugs provided to low-income people under Medicaid. The department is working on another rule to protect health care workers who refuse to perform abortions or other procedures on religious or moral grounds.

Another good one in the article concerns toxic waste and would make it harder for government to regulate it,these are things that some of us have worked around in the past. What they are trying to do here is just add more red tape to everything read this other excerpt;

The rule, which has strong support from business groups, says that in assessing the risk from a particular substance, federal agencies should gather and analyze “industry-by-industry evidence” of employees’ exposure to it during their working lives. The proposal would, in many cases, add a step to the lengthy process of developing standards to protect workers’ health.

Public health officials and labor unions said the rule would delay needed protections for workers, resulting in additional deaths and illnesses.

Which anything does not surprise me at this point,I look at it as just a last slap in the face of working and poor people before they exit back under the rock they crawled from.

Read it all at; The New York Times

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit-check your operating system

Posted: 11/28/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.

  • Operating Systems: Runs on Windows Vista, 2003, XP, 2000, NT 4, Me, 98, and 95.
  • Browsers: Requires IE 3 or Netscape 3, and higher versions. Also runs on Opera, Mozilla, and Firefox.
  • File size: 1778 KB.

    Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit

    I tried this one out and what is does is give you a reading of your entire system and show it to you in your browser, for instance what processor you are running what kind of Mother Board you have and if your security system is up to date. Very useful tool in knowing at a glance the guts of the thing, I ran it on mine no problem very useful little tool.

  • Obama in Ill. for Thanksgiving, reassures nation - USATODAY.com

    Posted: 11/27/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama was staying in Chicago for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and squeezing in some holiday shopping, a day after trying to reassure Americans about the ailing economy as stores braced for a rough season.

    "Help is on the way," he proclaimed Wednesday at his third news briefing on the economy this week. Fifty-five days away from taking office, he declared he would have an economic plan ready for action "starting day one."

    Hey Barack we need some help big time, I don't want to get my expectations to high at the moment because basically we are in dire straits. Obama told Barbara Walters we are not getting out of the hole overnight and he is no miracle worker, this I know as well as should most Americans this hole is fairly deep and it will take some time to get out, I just hope America continues trying to get out and not dig another one by putting in office the trickle down economic theory most Republicans believe in.

    It is really no theory anymore we have proved that it don't work that's for sure, having said that I think that Obama will get us on tract but how long remains out there. We can all set around and speculate how long but it does not help that much, see how everything is going about next summer and then we can know a little more,,keeping the faith.

    Obama in Ill. for Thanksgiving, reassures nation - USATODAY.com

    Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends

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    This is one of the days that I try to be with as much family and good friends that I know, we have a lot to be thankful for and be happy with. This is also the day that I eat to much, o.k call it what you will but to me it is eat all you can eat day,hope you and yours have a happy and full Thanksgiving.

    NoScript :: Firefox Add-ons /C-O-M-0-D-O/Avira/Spy-Bot/

    Posted: 11/21/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

    O.K call me paranoid but this is what I have running, have not been posting in a while because malware got a hold of me again and guess where? Yep it was through the IE browser again, from now on will use firefox only. In three years this has happened to me twice both using IE, I think the malware got a hold maybe in the yahoo chat rooms not for sure anyway it did and Avira the free version found it, and I isolated it and denied it access.

    I downloaded another program which is free called Spybot search and destroyed and guess what it found it on the first run of it, it found the culprit that was taking control of IE and forcing it to download anti virus 2009. Don't ask what this is but if it is constantly taking control of IE even when searching with google and trying to download it, it just can't be good.

    The free firewall called comodo I have been using a few months now and it works great, I stopped the download by clicking on comodo and ask to stop all inbound activity and it worked great. NoScript add-on for firefox which I have now works perfect (only all script you want to run).

    Below are links to these freebies if any you guys have need of them also, right now I am impressed. It looks as though comodo now has a combination of their firewall and antivirus make sure you read down and get the free version, I only have the firewall but it works good the combo probably will to. Just used spybot a few days dont know how good it is but it found my malware culprit on first scan.

    Spybot Search and destroy

    Avira antivir personal free antivirus (one of the best freebies out there)

    Comodo free firewall antivirus

    NoScript :: Firefox Add-ons

    Political Memo - Obama’s Talk With Clinton Starts Buzz - NYTimes.com

    Posted: 11/15/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Advisers to the onetime rivals for the Democratic nomination confirmed Friday that President-elect Barack Obama had met with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday afternoon at Mr. Obama’s transition office in Chicago and discussed the secretary of state job.

    I was thinking to myself that Hillary might play a role in the administration of Barack Obama and this about confirms it for me, although really I thought the secretary of state job would go to Dick Luger of Indiana a ranking Republican who works well with Obama, but, who knows maybe he did not want the job?

    I believe Hillary would do a good job as secretary of state a real good job, I guess the waiting game begins now but whatever they must act swiftly to get things ironed out and of course the economy is number one on all lists. The article also mentions some pitfalls to Obama and Clinton and eludes to a rivalry between the two, but watching most of this campaign I can't see that after Barack got the nomination, Hillary campaigned in Kentucky for Obama and so did Bill and elsewhere also so to me if they were strong feelings I believe they are past that now.Eye-rolling

    Political Memo - Obama’s Talk With Clinton Starts Buzz - NYTimes.com

    Awesome video from IAVA

    Posted: 11/11/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

    November 11, 2008 Veteran's Day

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    Honor all who have served and are serving,without them where would we be?

    Obama Asks Bush to Provide Help for Automakers - NYTimes.com

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    WASHINGTON — The struggling auto industry was thrust into the middle of a political standoff between the White House and Democrats on Monday as President-elect Barack Obama urged President Bush in a meeting at the White House to support immediate emergency aid.

    Obama is pushing to help the auto industry, seems bad right? The fact is it is not just the auto industry per say it has others involved, there are brakes that are made for the auto industry and there are parts made for the auto industry and there are plating companies for the auto industry and now how many jobs are we talking? There are hundreds of thousands of jobs that are spin-offs of the auto industry I worked in this field for quite a few years myself. So when Obama is pushing to help the auto industry it is quite founded indeed because if the auto industry goes there are many other jobs that follow it and it would devastate the economy, Obama knows exactly what he is doing by pushing this idea and for just once I hope Bush listens. So when you hear about the auto industry think about all those other jobs PLUS General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, there are a lot of American jobs riding on this one.

    Read more about this

    cbs2.com - Deutsche Post AG To Cut 9,500 U.S. Jobs At DHL Express Service Centers

    Posted: 11/10/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    It looks like not only is circuit city feeling the pinch it looks as though DHL will be slashing about 9,500 jobs, Barack is coming into this thing and hitting the ground running and the economy will be priority one for him and what if he nails it? Well if he nails it, really it should not matter who runs in 2012 as the media is now looking forward to to that next political season and really now that this is over the media do not know what to do with themselves. So by looking at circuit city filing bankruptcy and DHL in big trouble are to name but a few casualties of this deepening recession, America is waiting with bated breath is he really going to pull this one off? I do have confidence that he will and like I say he has the chance to make a real difference.
    cbs2.com - Deutsche Post AG To Cut 9,500 U.S. Jobs At DHL Express Service Centers

    Video, students kicked off bus for saying Obama's name

    Posted: 11/09/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    It seems down in Mississippi you could get kicked off the bus for saying our future president's name, makes one wonder what the world is coming to and why these folks still have a job within the school system. Apparently these are right wing nuts who are still fuming over the election, but are these the kinds of people we want in our school system, it seems to me they are un American themselves and I can only hope the parents along with the ACLU gets results on this.


    I Suffer From Campaign Withdrawal,,a little

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    After reading Joel's story I find myself asking myself do I suffer from campaign withdrawal?  Thinking ahead every night and wondering whether to watch CNN or MSNBC, notice I didn't mention FOX because I think they are one big biased propaganda machine.

    I find that I do suffer a little from withdrawal myself being a political junkie but at least the news agencies have something else to talk about or, do they? It seems even after returning to Alaska Ms.Palin has not made it out of the news, seems she still getting some headlines and I haven't figured out yet if they want her to carry the cross for the GOP or they just want to whip her?

    Having said this I am kind of glad the campaign is over and kind of not glad at all, I am glad America was able to move in a new direction and look forward seeing the change in the guard. this is how Joel summed it up on his blog;

    Goodbye mavericks, William Ayers, socialist redistributionists, magic maps, and Joe the Plumber.

    Hello again, my same old life, this time in a brand new world.

    Joel Schwartzberg: I Suffer From Campaign Withdrawal


    And I thought they just threw all these letters away, it is nice to read a response came back on the little girls letter makes me think they are listening a little, great story;

    Eight-year-old Fil-Am Karina Encarnacion recommended a dog that president-elect Barack Obama should get for his daughters, and in return got “three bits of advice that will make your life more fulfilling.”

    Karina sent Obama a two-page handwritten letter in September, and suggested a Coton de Tulear, a small Bichon-type dog named after the city in Madagascar, for its soft cottony coat, noting that “they do not shed, they are very lovable, small and very soft.” She said she has one, named Murphy, who “is very smart and sweet.”

    Obama has promised his two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, that they can have a dog when they move in to the White House.

    Pinay girl writes to Obama, gets response | The Philippine Star - News - News Feature

    Crisis gives Obama chance to leave mark - Salt Lake Tribune

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    I know I have not posted in a while, but I ran into this article over in the Tribune that was kind of right on the money of what I was thinking. Barack has a real opportunity here to make a real mark on history, one being elected president and the other by helping out this economy and coming out like a hero, this is truly possible and I would love to see it;


    Bill Clinton, said one-time adviser and later foe Dick Morris, never got a chance to prove he was a great president because he never faced a big crisis. No one will be able to say that about Barack Obama. Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, the new president will get a rare opportunity to leave a sweeping and long-lasting imprint on the U.S. economy. FDR's response to the Great Depression created such enduring institutions as Social Security and federal deposit insurance. Reaganomics, born of the 1981-82 recession, ushered in a quarter-century of lower tax rates and deregulation. ''Great leaders see in a crisis an opportunity, and not just an opportunity to perform crisis management,'' said presidential historian Richard Norton Smith.

    Crisis gives Obama chance to leave mark - Salt Lake Tribune

    America turns the page on politics of the past

    Posted: 11/04/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    If ten years or even five years ago someone would have told me this could happen I would have been hard pressed to believe it, I was disappointed Kentucky did not vote for the change we need, but at the same time I am glad I cast a vote for Obama and am proud that this day in history did come.

    I was impressed by the concession speech by McCain also and thought that it was a very moving speech and cemented the fact that America should come together and work with each other and put away any differences we may have.

    I hope the days ahead Obama will help to unite this country and give this country back the standing in the world that it once had.  

    Obama Projected by TV Networks to Win Election - NYTimes.com

    America Votes

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    Burnt Orange Report::: Dixville Notch Goes Obama 15-6

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     This is a copy paste from Burnt Orange;


    Dixville Notch Goes Obama 15-6

    by: Karl-Thomas Musselman

    Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 11:25 PM CST
    For all you political junkies out there that had been waiting for this, the first in the nation polls to historically open and close are in Dixville Notch, NH. It has gone Republican every year since 1968 when it voted Hubert Humphrey over Richard Nixon.
    Not today.
    100% Turnout (21 voters)
    Obama:   15 (71%)
    McCain:  06 (29%)
    Burnt Orange Report::: Dixville Notch Goes Obama 15-6

    Circuit City to Close 155 Stores, Lay Off Thousands | Epicenter from Wired.com

    Posted: 11/03/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Circuit City now joins the ranks of business losing money and not able to compete in this weakened economy, one more victim in a long line of victims brought on by failed policy and irresponsible government, America can not afford at this time four more years of the same.


    Electronic retailer Circuit City plans to shutter 20 percent of its U.S. stores by December 31 and evaluate other cost reduction initiatives, it announced today, citing waning consumer confidence and the struggling financial markets.

    The move will close about 155 of its 700 stores, and result in layoffs of about 17 percent of its workforce.  It will also reduce future store openings and renegotiate some leases.

    Circuit City to Close 155 Stores, Lay Off Thousands | Epicenter from Wired.com

    Obama’s Grandmother Dies - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    I am so glad that Barack took the time and go see her before her passing, a lot of trash talking from some of the blogs when this happened. Some suggesting that it concerned his birth certificate or whatever, but I am glad that he got to say goodbye before her passing;

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senator Barack Obama’s grandmother, a central figure in his life who helped raise him during his teen-age years, died in Hawaii on Monday morning.

    Mr. Obama, who left the presidential campaign trail late last month to travel to Honolulu to bid her farewell, announced the death in a statement released by his spokesman upon landing here this afternoon. Her death comes one day shy of Election Day.

    Only one day shy of the election, McCain stepped up his lying innuendos about obama's tax plan to help out the working middle class and it looks as though he will be casting doubt on it until tomorrow to say the least. I bet big oil is really hoping McCain wins this one for them, for once I would like to see the working class catch a break in this country, what is ironic is that at most rally's McCain or Palin has it is those working class cheering. It boggle's the mind to see working class people out there cheering because they don't want a tax cut, oh well,,only in America.

    Obama’s Grandmother Dies - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

    The choice is clear vote for the future of America

    Posted: 11/02/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    The Nation - Extraordinary Election Season Nears Its Conclusion - NYTimes.com

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    On Tuesday the nation’s fretful, hopeful voters will finally have their say, and none of the rigorously calibrated polls or demographically incisive analysts out there can tell us with any certainty what will happen.

    This New York Times article takes a look at this election season, and on Tuesday we will know who will be selected to run this great nation. Tuesday is the only day that matters, what will remind me of this is 'Joe the Plumber' who really turned out to be a plumber with no license and not making anywhere near $250,000 so Barack's tax decrease would affect him in other words Joe would get more under Obama than under McCain.

    This will stick out for me after this thing is over, that someone would cheer because they are 'losing' money is beyond me and I would truly like to understand the motivation behind this. What worries me also is after all this is said and done will anything be accomplished? Will the division still be there after this election is over? Even now the McCain campaign is still using the to many democrats in government 'bogey man' and they continue to push this down the stretch. 

    If democrats do not get a clear majority there will still be obstacles in the way of progress, I can only hope that after this thing is over we don't see this carried out in Washington.  What is scary is that I don't believe they will work together after Tuesday, both these candidates need to stress unity on their part so that we as Americans can work together to get beyond the crisis that affects most of our lives right now.

    The Nation - Extraordinary Election Season Nears Its Conclusion - NYTimes.com

    Jeremiah Wright ads running in KY

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    I was not going to mention this but I am sure that these kinds of ads are running in other states, the reason I am mentioning it is that I have heard for the past two days the praising of McCain by not running these ads and am here to say this is just not true and don't think for a minute that Obama is the only one with a skeleton preacher in the closet, Ms. Palin has one of her own in her closet also. McCain has run a negative campaign right up to the end on this one and pulled out every thing but the kitchen sink to throw in the American public face, but it is not McCain or Obama when you get right down to it, this is about the American people and if they are willing to go in another direction and if the middle class is fed up with paying for everything while the oil companies and CEO's take record profit's to the bank. So where does that leave me in this opinion blog? Well I would like to say to CNN, MSNBC and others please cease and desist your lying about McCain not running Jeremiah Wright ads because I know it is not true.

    Update Sunday Nov 2, 2008

    Robo calls running constantly in Eastern Kentucky, makes me wonder what they know that I don't know but I suspect it, this Senate race is close in Kentucky and I believe we will see this on election day. McConnell has a real chance to lose this seat in this election cycle, a lot more have become involved and looking at his record and on some key votes that he has made not to mention he stood with his party close to 94% of the time, wow that record beats McCain's.

    Ways To Win interactive election map

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    Alaska AG Under Pressure to Probe McCain-Palin Campaign

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg is under pressure to appoint an independent investigator to probe whether operatives in Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign broke Alaska’s criminal witness-tampering laws after the state’s personnel board advised him earlier this week that it does not have the authority to take up criminal matters. "The Attorney General should do the right thing,” Alaska Rep. Les Gara said Friday. “Even campaign staff for a Presidential ticket [Colberg] and Governor Palin support aren't above the law."Two weeks ago, Gara sent a letter to Colberg alleging that McCain’s campaign staffers influenced witnesses close to Gov. Sarah Palin to get them to withhold cooperation from a legislative inquiry into whether Palin abused her authority in pursuing a vendetta against her ex-brother-in-law, a state trooper.

    Hillary Clinton to campaign for Bruce Lunsford in Louisville, Hazard

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    Bruce Lunsford's campaign is getting a boost from a former presidential candidate. Senator Hillary Clinton will be in Kentucky on Sunday to campaign for Lunsford.

    Clinton will hold a rally in Louisville and Hazard. 

    Lunsford is in a close race with Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell.  Details of the events' location and times have not been released.

    Hillary Clinton to campaign for Bruce Lunsford in Louisville, Hazard

    More than 600,000 early, absentee votes cast

    Posted: 11/01/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Voters vote in mass on this election cycle, great, participate in the process it is great to hear so many are getting in on the democratic process, it looks as though this election will shatter some records.

    "The lines were just enormous," Clark County Registrar Larry Lomax said. "They were just like Disneyland lines. It went way over what I hoped for."

    "There's so much attention given to this election, and so much interest," said Gov. Jim Gibbons. "This has been a two-year presidential campaign, and there are a lot of people who don't want to miss voting, which is good."

    In the Las Vegas area, in Clark County, more than 431,000 early and absentee voters had cast ballots by late Friday. That's 53 percent of all active voters in the county, Nevada's largest. Democrats accounted for 51 percent of the ballots while Republicans had 32 percent.

    In the Reno area, in Washoe County, about 120,000 people had voted early or by absentee ballot by late Friday, or 52 percent of all active voters. Of the total, 45 percent were Democrats and 38 percent were Republicans.

    More than 62,000 people had voted early as of late Thursday in the state's 15 other counties. A breakdown by party affiliation and absentee figures weren't immediately available for those counties.

    More than 600,000 early, absentee votes cast

    Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship

    Posted: 10/31/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Well, it is the Halloween season but this is really scary. I wonder how long it will be before America jumps aboard the censorship wagon?

    The revelations emerge as US tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and a coalition of human rights and other groups unveiled a code of conduct aimed at safeguarding online freedom of speech and privacy. The government has declared it will not let internet users opt out of the proposed national internet filter. The plan was first created as a way to combat child pronography and adult content, but could be extended to include controversial websites on euthanasia or anorexia. Communications minister Stephen Conroy revealed the mandatory censorship to the Senate estimates committee as the Global Network Initiative, bringing together leading companies, human rights organisations, academics and investors, committed the technology firms to "protect the freedom of expression and privacy rights of their users". Mr Conroy said trials were yet to be carried out, but "we are talking about mandatory blocking, where possible, of illegal material."

    Hearald Sun

    The World Browser a new toy for me, testing it out

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    TheWorld Browser is a tiny, fast, yet free, secure and powerful web browser. It features a tabbed interface with multi-threaded frame browser.
    TheWorld Browser uses the Microsoft Internet Explorer engine. We currently support Windows 98/me/2000/xp/Vista.
    TheWorld Browser 2.0 has a new, powerful multi-threaded window frame, which prevents the browser from freezing. Even if one web page is unresponsive, the rest will not be affected. In developing TheWorld Browser 2.0, we have rewritten and rebuilt all the codes and modules from version 1.x. The new framework is built to provide you with a richer Internet browsing experience.

    Found a new one on the scene, well knew to me anyway. This browser works with the IE engine and it impressed me with it's looks, especially this skin; Pinstripe,,,this is one of the sleekest nice looking skins I have saw lately. I have not put this one through the wringer yet but it seems to be like Google Chrome on the tabs (if one crashes or freezes the others won't) as of yet it has not frozen up and seems to work well,,I am using the IE-8 Beta-2 right now and this browser works like it does but better.

    One feature I like is you can scroll the tabs like that FireFox extension, it is not on by default but you can turn it on in your set-up, this one is not hard on my memory either at least so far, however, I did see some spikes in it but it leveled out, still testing it so I don't know that much about the browser as of yet but on first impressions looks and preforms very well to me, cheers.

    GM, Chrysler request $10 billion another economy victim

    Posted: 10/28/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Another victim of the economy seems to be GM who is going to merge with Chrysler, all I can say is what a mess;

    NEW YORK/DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp and Cerberus Capital Management have asked the U.S. government for roughly $10 billion in an unprecedented rescue package to support a merger between GM and Chrysler LLC, two sources with direct knowledge of the talks said on Monday.
    The government funding would include roughly $3 billion in exchange for preferred stock in the merged automaker, according to one of the sources, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
    The U.S. Treasury Department is considering a request for direct aid to facilitate the merger and a decision could come this week, sources familiar with the still-developing government response said earlier on Monday.

    Read the story at Reuters

    Obama's Closing Argument In Canton Ohio (Final Few Minutes)

    Posted: 10/27/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    I saw this speech in it's entirety today on MSNBC, very inspiring speech, this is only the last few minutes of it;

    Colorado rally today draws 100,000

    Posted: 10/26/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Obama pushing his message for change and to ease the tax burden of the middle class drew a crowd estimated at 100,000 in Denver today.

    The election cycle now winding down into the last 9 days of campaigning, and I wonder what is television going to do after this? They have put ad after ad on television and I am wondering how they are going to fill these slots?

    read more at Sirotablog

    Alaska's largest newspaper endorses Barack Obama

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    You know when you get right down to it all these endorsements by both candidates mean really little, but in this endorsement, the paper also said in it's endorsement that putting Sarah Palin one 72 year old heartbeat away from being President was just to risky.


    Download - Maxthon Browser The Classic version

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    Have you tried Maxthon before? This is a neat little browser I belive that I have wrote in this blog about Maxthon 2, but not the classic version. This browser is quick and supports tabbed browsing, but the main reason I like it is it uses less memory than the others I've tried, my experience with the classic version is it don't use maybe half the memory as my other browsers, this might vary under different uses etc,etc. I am simply stating that it is using way less memory than Opera,Firefox or IE for me.

    Here is a screenshot of Maxthon Classic I made; This is in the 'no skin' selection mode, it has many skins that can be applied to it also.

    Maxthon screenshot

    Download - Maxthon Browser

    Maxthon Classic IE extension,,this one worked better for me and uses far less memory.

    If you download Maxthon 2 there is a neat theme over at TechFat,,check it out;

    Husqvarna’s New Solar-Powered Robot will Mow Your Lawn : CleanTechnica

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels: ,

    Well it is close to winter here now so we don't have to worry about cutting the grass to much lately, but next year is a different story entirely and Husqvarna might have hit on something with this solar powered mower. Let me say this about Husqvarna, every product that I have purchased with this name on it I have came out with a good product, so giving this a try might be in the works for me next year when it comes to mowing season again;

    The 18 volt, 4 amp Auto Mower 230 can take care of a lawn of up to 3/4 acre on its own, cutting up to 1300 square feet per hour and running 90 minutes on a single charge. The mower operates practically silently and has “collision sensors,” which react to garden furniture, trees, pets and whatever else in its path. The little guy is even equipped with anti-theft protection.

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    Husqvarna’s New Solar-Powered Robot will Mow Your Lawn : CleanTechnica

    Best Interview Ever: Barbara West vs. Joe Biden

    Posted: 10/25/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    In one of the beast interviews I've seen Barbara West hit Joe Biden with question after question right out of the McCain playbook and he walked away a winner to say the least, with question after question with no substance whatsoever Biden answered with poise and grace. A little into this interview you have to ask yourself, Barbara what point are you trying to raise? After this interview I am totally impressed with Biden, he walked away a winner;

    I just thought this video would go nicely with this interview, the questions are to easy and Biden is much to good for this trap.

    Americans just help Americans when it comes down to it

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels: , ,

    This story over at KOS kind of stuck with me and one of the reasons it did is because just yesterday I was watching on CNN concerning a forum set up discussing race and role playing if you will about this. So when I read this story over at KOS it made me think and think also of the unstable individual in Pittsburgh who was a volunteer for the McCain campaign who had initially charged that a tall black man had assaulted her and carved a letter 'B' on her cheek, this story needless to say was picked up by the right extremists and was tried to spin every which way.

    The story of course turned out to be false but it pains us to know that the story was trying to be put forth in a negative way even before the facts came out. Michelle Malkin who is a conservative blogger had her doubts from the beginning and proved to be one of the leveled headed bloggers on the conservative side out there.

    Michele Malkin; I’ve reported on the great lengths that warped attention-seekers have gone to in perpetrating fake hate crimes, including beating themselves up, carving swastikas on their dorm room doors and walls, locking themselves in bathroom stalls, and burning down their own houses.

    It was even reported that a McCain aide tried to push the story with this statement;
    John McCain's Pennsylvania communications director told reporters in the state an incendiary version of the hoax story about the attack on a McCain volunteer well before the facts of the case were known or established -- and even told reporters outright that the "B" carved into the victim's cheek stood for "Barack," according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

    Let's promote another story one you may not have heard of yet, let's promote a story of how Americans really help other Americans in a time of crisis one the news might have left out or just push to the side it concerns two hero's working together let's read;

    We arrived around 1:00 PM, parked the Redneckmobile and got in line at the WW I Memorial.  The line was already several thousand people long.  We waited in line for about 2 hours, then another hour or so in the crowd.  It was amazing!  No friction, no short tempers, nada!  And, buddy, we were packed in like sardines. 
    About an hour before Barack was to take the stage... my dear wife has a massive asthma attack!  She drops unconcious to the ground.  I am unable to even pick her up because of my disability.  A young black man we had been chatting with immediately picks her up and literally runs out of the crowd carrying her.  On the way, a young white man joins the procession... they both run for the edge of the crowd and yell for the EMS personnel on site.

    The white man, Alex, happens to be an Iraq Veteran... not just any Veteran, but a combat medic... he immediately starts first aid with an inhaler my wife carries in her purse.  It seemed like hours before EMS got there.  My wife stopped breathing altogether, Alex immediately picked her up and started running for the ambulance about 200 feet away.  Dumping her in the ambulance, the Medical team, along with Alex immediately start trying to force Oxygen into her and administering CPR.  As soon as she was reasonably stabilized, it was off to Truman Medical Center in KC, just a few blocks away.  Arriving there, they immediately intubated her and put her on a respirator.  She spent two days on the respirator, coming off yesterday.  She is very weak but is expected to recover. 

    Americans at times have different points of view they see things different than others do and in this election cycle I hope that Americans continue to be the great Americans we are and that with every bad story out there there are always good story's out there also, ones about what Americans do best and that is helping other Americans.

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    Daily Kos: State of the Nation

    Michelle Malkin


    YouTube - So Do We, vote Bruce Lunsford

    Posted: 10/24/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

    Is 24 years enough Kentucky?

    Mitch McConnell has voted with the Republicans 92.2% of the time,  in 2007 he voted against HR 976 which passed the Senate and house, Senate vote  was 68/31 and house vote was 265/159 what was HR 976?

    An expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, The bill increases total funding for the program to $60 billion over the next five years and provides health insurance for 9 million currently uninsured American children.

    TYT Ad-McCain for Bush

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    John McCain is really trying to distance himself from one of the most unpopular presidents in history.

    In an interview published today in the Washington Times, the Republican presidential nominee gave his longest list yet of where he disagrees with President Bush.

    "Spending, the conduct of the war in Iraq for years, growth in the size of government, larger than any time since the Great Society, laying a $10 trillion debt on future generations of America, owing $500 billion to China, obviously, failure to both enforce and modernize the [financial] regulatory agencies that were designed for the 1930s and certainly not for the 21st century, failure to address the issue of climate change seriously," McCain said aboard his campaign plane en route from New Hampshire to Ohio.

    "Those are just some of them," he said with a laugh.
    Political Intelligence

    Watchdog group files complaint against Palin,,"shopping spree'

    Posted: 10/23/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    It seems America that the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a federal election Commission complaint Thursday against Palin, according to CREW, FECA specifically prohibits a candidate for federal office from converting campaign funds to personal use.

    Now look America Sarah is just showing how the other half lives that's all, I mean when it comes to 'Joe six-pack' and paying that mortgage and looking out for the little guy you have a friend in Palin.

    And you all know that since she got caught, it is all going to charity so it starts bad and ends kinda well. Oh wait a minute I forgot about something,,hmm, what about the money that was donated, oh shucks that's the breaks, ya all' know that girl be looking good.

    O.k seriously, if I had given them money even if it was just 10 bucks I would be steaming right now, because if you look at it there is just no way to spin this into anything other than stupidity that in a time of economic uncertainty it is irrational and also idiotic to do even close to this kind of thing and even more disturbing is that at least 42% of Americans think that the McCain/Palin ticket is somehow aligned with average America.

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    Sarah Palin "bested" by a third grader, I am not kidding

    Posted: 10/22/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    $150G From GOP For Fashions For Palins?, Palin shops for Campaign Accessories;

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    I need go shopping also for expensive duds, but alas I just can't afford it, I wish someone would donate me some money so I could go shopping;;

    (CBS) Since she's been on the campaign trail, Sarah Palin has received a lot of attention over her wardrobe, her hair, even her glasses.
    Now, Politico.com is reporting the Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 on clothes and accessories for Palin and her family.
    Politico says the expenditures began early last month, soon after Palin was picked by John McCain to be his running mate.

    Palin frequently wears expensive designer clothes on the campaign trail now, points out CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver.

    Spending records filed with the Federal Election Commission and obtained by Politico show the RNC paid for "campaign accessories" from upscale department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, where nearly $50,000 was spent, Neiman Marcus, $75,000, and $4,700 for hair and makeup.
    "The problem with this for the campaign," explains Politico Chief Political Writer Mike Allen, "is it's the kind of thing that can stick in people's minds. At a time when they're cutting back on their own spending, they see a candidate looking extravagant."

    And that, observes Oliver, could pose a political risk.

    Updated; Oct 23, 2008
    The list; New York Times

    The full shopping list for Ms. Palin and her family, according to records of the Federal Election Commission, looks like this:
    • $75,062.63 spent at Neiman Marcus on Sept. 10.
    • $41,850.72 to Saks Fifth Avenue in New York on Sept. 10.
    • $7,575.02 to Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis on Sept. 10.
    • $5,102.71 to Bloomingdale’s in New York on Sept. 10.
    • $789.72 to Barney’s New York on Sept. 10.
    • Charges of $4,396.94 and $512.92 at Macy’s in Minneapolis on Sept. 10.
    • $4,537.85 to Macy’s in Minneapolis on Sept. 22.
    • $349.50 to Lord & Taylor in New York on Sept. 25.
    • $4,902.08 to Atelier New York, a men’s clothing boutique, on Sept. 10.
    • Two separate charges of $98 to Pacifier, a high-end baby store in Minneapolis, on Sept. 10 and Sept. 25.
    • $98.50 to Steinlauf & Stoller, a sewing supply store, in New York on Sept. 25.
    • $133 to the Gap in Minneapolis on Sept. 25.

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    $150G From GOP For Fashions For Palins?, RNC Said To Have Shelled Out At Least That Much For "Campaign Accessories" For Family - CBS News

    Keith Olbermann on the Tone of the Presidential Race

    Posted: 10/21/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Local News sees Iowa voters furious over robo calls

    Posted: 10/20/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Hey we all hate those calls that come in mostly when we set down to dinner, I even went as far as to get on a do not call list. McCain himself told a supporter at a rally that Obama was no one to fear, just someone whom he disagreed with. These tactics just do not work and makes voters angry and might even turn independents who have thought of voting for McCain against him.

    John McCain’s robocalls, which are bombarding swing-state voters with the message that Barack Obama “worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers,” are reportedly scaring children who make the mistake of answering their phones. Sarah Palin, who may or may not realize she’s on a sinking ship, says she disapproves of the robocalls.   Truthdig

    It's official: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

    Posted: 10/19/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama;

    Powell, 71, who was President Bush’s first secretary of State and served Bush's father as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Ronald Reagan as national security advisor, said he believed that Obama had the style and substance to be successful in the role at a time when America must be better represented and involved on the world stage.   He cited a need to speak to world figures “who we have not been willing to talk to before.”

    Colin Powell at the World Business Forum 2008

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    It's official: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

    Obama Draws 100,000 in Missouri | The Trail | washingtonpost.com

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    Obama did address McCain calling the working middle class 'welfare' Obama's rebuff on a statement by McCain essentially calling the working middle class welfare;
    Link in this Blog

    Obama retorted, "Senator McCain has been attacking my middle class tax cut. He actually said it goes to 'those who don't pay taxes,' even though it only goes to working people who are already getting taxed on their paycheck. That's right, Missouri -- John McCain is so out of touch with the struggles you are facing that he must be the first politician in history to call a tax cut for working people 'welfare.'

    Obama Draws 100,000 in Missouri | The Trail | washingtonpost.com

    Group hired by GOP dupes unsuspecting citizens

    Posted: 10/18/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    SACRAMENTO -- Dozens of newly minted Republican voters say they were duped into joining the party by a GOP contractor with a trail of fraud complaints stretching across the country.

    Voters contacted by The Times said they were tricked into switching parties while signing what they believed were petitions for tougher penalties against child molesters. Some said they were told that they had to become Republicans to sign the petition, contrary to California initiative law. Others had no idea their registration was being changed.

    Boy talk about sinking to a new low, the citizens thought they were signing a petition to combat child abuse, but instead the group signed them up as Republicans, if they wanted to lie and trick folks into joining they should have used another tactic instead of using a dubious petition against child molesters, hopefully some prosecutions will occur in this.

    The Times randomly interviewed 46 of the hundreds of voters whose election records show they were recently re-registered as Republicans by YPM, and 37 of them -- more than 80% -- said that they were misled into making the change or that it was done without their knowledge.

    Voters say they were duped into registering as Republicans - Los Angeles Times

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    McCain calls middle class welfare

    Posted: by Floyd in Labels:

    Remember all you McCain people when you go in the voting booth, remember this quote;

    Senator Obama claims that wants to give a tax break to the middle class, but not only did he vote for higher taxes on the middle class in the Senate, his plan gives away your tax dollars to those who don't pay taxes. That's not a tax cut, that's welfare.

    Yep this is something to think back on, this is someone who thinks the middle class is a welfare state. You guys don't need any tax breaks or relief, because, somehow, you don't pay enough to even count and if we give you guys a tax break well, we just could not give out enough "Corporate Welfare" to make up the difference.

    Now I have to say I will be sorely disappointed if Obama lets this attack and outright  lie continue with out calling him out on it, because last time I checked those of us that make under $250,000 had to pay taxes. To me this is not only an attack on Obama's plan it is basically attacking us as a whole.

    In order to get more publicity for his dying campaign McCain has apparently called "Joe the Plumber" to help him on the trail, Joe has been moving up in the world and could be making over $250,000 year and folks if he is he can afford to pay more than us, there is no argument here McCain is simply grasping at straws now.

    Daily Kos


    McCain's economy experience

    Real Deal on ‘Joe the Plumber’ Reveals New Slant - NYTimes.com

    Posted: 10/17/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    This article in the N.Y Times about Joe the Plumber has got me to thinking and you know I don't do this to much, anyway while watching the debate last night and seeing McCain take a rather thrashing I must comment or rather give my opinion on this.
    At the end of the article in the Times, Joe said he still got the tap dance around the issue and added the little saying to it "almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr."
    Frankly I am getting sick and tired of people when explained something in plain English they still like McCain "don't get it", it is a simple thing that Obama has stated over and over again, if someone makes over $250,000 dollars a year their tax would go up some, if you make less the tax will go down and as income goes down then your tax continues down.
    What is so hard to understand about this, for an example what I make now I would save about three times as much on taxes with Obama's plan than McCain and I will add that it does not go on what the business is worth it goes on what you make yearly.
    I have done a little plumbing myself and did not make anything close to $250,000 a year and if I did I could afford to pay more than the $40,000 a year guys, every time someone wants to step up to the plate and do something for the middle class it always comes down to ignorance of the plans these guys have put forward in this campaign it is crystal clear here who is looking out for the backbone of America and I live in a red state, Kentucky, but, there is no way I will miss to vote in this election.
    I am blessed also to have an education and be able to read simple English to know who is going to look out for me in this election, if the average wage earner makes money then he or she will have more money to put back into the economy.

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    Combat Poverty and move forward

    Posted: 10/15/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    About 25,000 people die each day from hunger or hunger related causes and tragically a big portion of those are children. Trapped in poverty the hungry become ill and succumb to disease, while for the most part we live in a world that has food and I do stress for the most part, however, there are many right here in the United States that also feel the pains of hunger.

    The poverty in 2007 in the U.S was about the same as 2006 according to the census bureau which puts it at 12.5%, to combat poverty in the U.S the Obama/Biden ticket plan to put in affect some goals to combat the Americans who are in poverty and have a hard time of making ends meet. One of the plans that is in the works is to create a 'Green Jobs Corps' Obama and Biden will create a program to directly engage disadvantaged youth in energy efficiency opportunities to strengthen their communities, while also providing them with practical skills in this important high-growth career field.

    In the U.S it is all about job creation there are many Americans living from paycheck to paycheck and are only one step away from living in poverty themselves, this is one of the reasons it pains me to see McCain trying to defend his stab at an economic plan when the major cuts are going to the upper class and would widen the gap between average hard working Americans and the wealthy as if the gap is not wide enough now he wants to widen it even further, all americans need to be educated on just what these two individuals are preposing and how it would affect them.

    By giving incentives to the working middle class and to the poor of this country it would allow them to purchase more goods from small business therefore helping them out, that is why many small businesses are endorsing the plan of Obama because if the majority of Americans have money then the business will prosper also. I think that in this election we need to be more concerned than ever and in moving this country forward because the least thing we want is to increase poverty here.


    Poll: Obama Opens 14-Point Lead On McCain

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    (CBS) Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is entering the third and final presidential debate Wednesday with a wide lead over Republican rival John McCain nationally, a new CBS News/New York Times poll shows.
    The Obama-Biden ticket now leads the McCain-Palin ticket 53 percent to 39 percent among likely voters, a 14-point margin. One week ago, prior to the Town Hall debate that uncommitted voters saw as a win for Obama, that margin was just three points.
    Among independents who are likely voters - a group that has swung back and forth between McCain and Obama over the course of the campaign - the Democratic ticket now leads by 18 points. McCain led among independents last week.

    Seems as though Obama might be connecting more with Independent voters out there, tomorrow is the final debate for the two candidates and it seems the economy is driving the vote more than ever this election. We are in hard times and McCain has not been saying that much about the economy and that says a lot or it should, this should have been his main theme from the beginning.

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    Poll: Obama Opens 14-Point Lead On McCain, CBS News/New York Times Survey Shows Major Swing Among Independents, Suggests McCain's Strategy May Be Hurting Him - CBS News

    McCain Green Screen Challenge - The McCain Factor

    Posted: 10/13/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    I am laughing so hard I'm crying,,check it out;

    Words of wisdom, from a real conservative

    Posted: 10/10/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Town Meeting, Wasilla Alaska

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    U.S. Considers Cash Injections Into Banks - NYTimes.com

    Posted: 10/09/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    Now this is very interesting and it has me thinking quite a bit;

    WASHINGTON — Having tried without success to unlock frozen credit markets, the Treasury Department is considering taking ownership stakes in many United States banks to try to restore confidence in the financial system, the White House said on Thursday. Whatever the outcome will be I think we might be in for the long haul on this one as the Dow continues it's free fall I think we might be in for a bumpy ride. Whatever happens concerning this bailout I don't believe will happen overnight, I like most of you did not really agree with this but something had to be done to try and stablize this market, but the fed getting directly involved in banks well I don't know what would happen next?

    U.S. Considers Cash Injections Into Banks - NYTimes.com

    McCain Plans Federal Health Cuts - WSJ.com

    Posted: 10/07/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    God help us all;

    John McCain would pay for his health plan with major reductions to Medicare and Medicaid, a top aide said, in a move that independent analysts estimate could result in cuts of $1.3 trillion over 10 years to the government programs.

    The Republican presidential nominee has said little about the proposed cuts, but they are needed to keep his health-care plan "budget neutral," as he has promised. The McCain campaign hasn't given a specific figure for the cuts, but didn't dispute the analysts' estimate.

    Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Sen. McCain's senior policy adviser, said Sunday that the campaign has always planned to fund the tax credits, in part, with savings from Medicare and Medicaid.

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    Theme-Oasis.org - Home

    Posted: 10/06/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    These are some awesome themes for firefox, the factory black and silver I tried the silver looks awesome if you go in and change your display settings to silver, several top quality themes here they work great also so far, click on over to theme oasis after the jump and see for yourself, has thunderbird themes also if you want to match your e-mail to it;
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    Gina Gershon Strips Down Sarah Palin

    Posted: 10/05/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

    See more Gina Gershon videos at Funny or Die


    ANCHORAGE -- In a lawsuit filed in Alaska Superior Court, a Republican activist seeks to force Gov. Sarah Palin to produce copies of official correspondence she sent and received on private e-mail accounts. Andrée McLeod filed the suit Wednesday and publicized it in a news release today. "Rather than using her state e-mail account, throughout her two-year tenure as Governor of Alaska, defendant Sarah Palin, as a matter of routine, has used, and, on information and belief, continues to use, (at least) two private e-mail accounts... to conduct official business of the State of Alaska," the suit alleges. The suit is the latest front in a battle McLeod is waging over Palin's e-mail. In June, she filed an open-records request and received four boxes of redacted e-mails. But more than 1,100 others were withheld, an action Palin justified by claiming executive privilege. McLeod appealed that claim last month before going to court last week.

    Palin Sued for Private E-Mails About State Business | The Trail | washingtonpost.com